What are the changes we will experience in the 21st century?
How does Theosophy – The Ageless Wisdom – Address ongoing changes?
Canadian Theosophical Association
17-18 August Vancouver, BC
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At Lonsdale Quay Hotel in North Vancouver.
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While the 20th Century was a century of conflicts, the 21st Century is shaping out to be the ‘century of profound changes’ which makes the philosophical teachings of the three objects more relevant than ever before.
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COME DISCUSS WITH US THE OBJECTIVES OF THEOSOPHY IN THE 21ST CENTURY
To form a nucleus of Universal BrotherhoodWill Confusion and Rejection followed by Adjustment eventually lead to Acceptance, Understanding and Brotherhood?To encourage the study of comparative religion, philosophy and science.What have Religion, Philosophy, and Science brought to this process?To investigate the unexplained laws of nature and the powers latent in humanityWill the surge of challenges to freedom and democracy trigger an awakening of those ‘powers latent in man’: wisdom, charity, compassion, intuition, self-control, and a shift to a higher consciousness?
President of the European TS Federation and international speaker
- Trân-Thi-Kim-Diêu is chairperson of the council of the European Federation of the Theosophical Society and former General Secretary of the French Section of the TS. Born in South-Viêtnam, Trân-Thi-Kim-Diêu’s post-graduate degree is from Montpellier University (France) in Pharmaceutical Engineering, a field in which she worked for ten years. She ended her career to serve the TS, starting in Adyar. Since joining the TS in 1972, Kim-Diêu has worked for the French Section, the European Federation (EFTS), and the Naarden Centre (ITC) where she was Chairperson. Kim-Diêu co-founded the School of the Wisdom at Naarden and launched the project for establishing a Study & Research Centre. She is the current re-elected Chairperson of the Council of the European Federation of TS. Kim-Diêu has presented programmes in Eastern European Countries, helped publish theosophical literature in local languages, and helped found the first lodge in Russia. In addition to lecturing extensively, conducting seminars in Europe, and giving a monthly course at HQ in Paris, she lectures at Summer Schools, Congresses, Conventions, the European School of Theosophy, the Krotona School, the Schools of the Wisdom at Adyar and Naarden and has lectured in Australia and New Zealand.
Barbara B. Hebert is a third-generation Theosophist and a longtime worker within the Theosophical Society of America (TSA). Throughout her forty-plus years of membership, she has served as a regional director, as vice-president, and as president since July, 2017. She has published several articles in Quest magazine and other Theosophical publications. In addition, Barbara has supported the Theosophical Order of Service and the Theosophical Book Gift Institute as a board member.
Prior to becoming president of TSA, Barbara was the executive director of a children’s advocacy centre and an adjunct professor at Southeastern Louisiana University in the Health and Human Services Department. She holds a Ph.D. in counsellor education and has presented at many professional conferences.
According to Barbara, “Theosophy and Theosophical concepts provide the ‘guiding light’ for all aspects of my life, both personal and professional. It is the one constant that has provided insight, motivation, and knowledge at all times.” “The Ancient Wisdom,” says Barbara, “is always relevant to humanity.”
Barbara Hebert Ph. D.
President of the Theosophical Society in America
Director of the Emily Sellon Memorial Library in New York City
Michael Gomes is Director of the Emily Sellon Memorial Library, a Theosophically themed library organized in New York in 1931. He is author of a number of studies on the life and work of H. P. Blavatsky, and has produced abridgements of her two major books, Isis Unveiled and The Secret Doctrine, the latter published by Penguin in 2009. He studied South Asian history at Columbia University and was awarded the Herman Ausubel Memorial Prize for achievement in history by Columbia University after the publication of his Dawning of the Theosophical Movement in 1987. His latest book, to be issued this year, is an edition of Blavatsky’s Esoteric Instructions, which provided her theories on light and color. He was a presenter at the first Theosophical conference, organized at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in November 1994, along with Antoine Faivre and Jean Pierre Laurent, and the keynote speaker at the University of Sydney’s 2010 Legacies of Theosophy Conference. This paper draws on research from his larger project on Eastern Esotericism: the History of an Idea.
You will meet individuals who tend to be independent thinkers and spiritual/esoteric seekers. The speakers will address the Perennial Wisdom of the Ages that lies at the root of moral philosophy, religion and science.
Saturday, August 17
8:30 – 9:15 AM
Public talk by Kim-Dieu
To form a nucleus of Universal Brotherhood
Discussion with the speaker
Public talk by Barbara Hebert
To encourage the study of comparative religion, philosophy and science.
Discussion with the Speaker
Sunday, August 18
Public talk by Michael Gomes
10:30 – 12 AM
To investigate the unexplained laws of nature and the powers latent in humanity
Discussion with speaker
Break and Book Signing
Open Session with all 3 speakers
Conclusion of 2019 Convention
During the breaks you will have the opportunity to participate in different activities: Guided meditations, watch short films, book signing and browse through our new and used books sales.
As a non profit organization, our tickets are priced just to cover some costs of the event. Enjoy.
Registration includes a complimentary guest
Early Registration – by June 15
$60 after June 15
- Enjoy $20 off when you register early
“Do not be afraid of your difficulties. Do not wish you could be in other circumstances than you are. For when you have made the best of an adversity, it becomes the stepping stone to a splendid opportunity.“
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
Russian occultist, philosopher, and author who co-founded the Theosophical Society in 1875